OFFICIAL: Julen Lopetegui sacked as Spain head coach 1 day before the World Cup
Julen Lopetegui has been sacked as manager of Spain, after taking the Real Madrid job on Tuesday.
“We have to decided to fire the national coach,” read a statement from the Spanish Football Federation president, Luis Rubiales. “What we have achieved in getting here is due in great part to him, and we must thank him and wish him luck.”
“The Spain team is the team of all Spaniards. You can’t do things this way, two or three days before the World Cup. We have been obliged to make this decision.”
Spain face Portugal on Friday, and will also face Iran and Morocco in Group B.